Taiwan post offices to stay open on Saturdays despite labor law

The China Post
Date: February 8, 2017
By: James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chunghwa Post (中華郵政) has returned to sender a plan to halve

A man speaks with a Chunghwa Post employee regarding the delivery and collection of his mail. In a surprising turn of events, Chunghwa Post announced that more of its offices would stay open on Saturdays. (CNA)

weekend service.

The postal service previously said it would close half its post offices that opened on Saturdays, citing the impact of the new “one fixed, one flexible” day off labor rule.

However, on a request from the Transportation Ministry for the company to consider public needs, Chunghwa Post Deputy General Manager Wang Shu-ming (王淑敏) said Tuesday that the company would abandon the plan to cut weekend service.

Minus A Half Hour

Currently, post offices that offer weekend service are open from 8:30 a.m. to noon. From Feb. 25, most Taiwan post offices will stay open on Saturday, though they will open a half-hour later at 9 a.m. and close at noon.    [FULL  STORY]

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